Seminar Series

CBME 802 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series

The Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series is presented in the fall and winter terms. Regular seminars are scheduled once a month during the term, but special seminars may be held in addition to the regularly scheduled talks.

To complete CBME 802:

Master's students must attend at least 80% of the CBME seminars per year and present one research seminar on his/her thesis work.

Doctoral students must attend at least 80% of the CBME seminars per year and present two research seminars on his/her thesis work.

Seminar themes:

Each seminar will fall into one of three categories: research, training, or clinical. Research seminars will be broadly based, involving aspects of biomedical engineering, biomechanics, biomedical computing, mobility, rehabilitation and ergonomics. Training seminars will cover topics of interest that would not normally be covered in course-based material, e.g. patents and intellectual property, research approaches and experimental design, effective communication of research results, and media relations. Clinical seminars may cover any area of clinical practice which is relevant to research in the areas noted above.

Suggestions for possible speakers or topic areas are welcomed. If you have ideas for future seminars, please e-mail us at:

2015-16 Seminar Schedule

LOCATION: HMRC Innovation Lab (large conference room at back of the facility)

TIME: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Sept 14, 2016 Dr. Adrian Chan, Professor, Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University How biomedical signal quality analysis can save time, money, and lives
Oct 12, 2016 Dr. John Cater, Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering Science, University of Auckland Flow and Shape in the Human Upper Airway
Nov 9, 2016 Dr. Reza Nosrati, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Microfluidics for male infertility diagnosis and treatment
Dec 14, 2016 Student Seminar Day Michael Shepertycky, Laura McKiel, D'Arcy Turner
Jan 11, 2017

Dr. Glen Lichtwark, Associate Professor, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland

Dr. Luke Kelly, National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow,School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland

Optimising lower limb muscle function and the key role of tendon compliance

In-vivo function of human intrinsic foot muscles

Jan 25, 2017 Dr. Padina Pezeshki Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of skeletal metastases
Feb 8, 2017 Dr. Mark Ormiston, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical And Molecular Sciences, Queen's University How did this happen? Experiences of a Chemical Engineer in the Biomedical Sciences
Mar 8, 2017 Dr. Dorothea Blostein, Professor, School of Computing, Queen's University Tensegrity as a Biomechanical Modeling Tool
Apr 12, 2017 Student Seminar Day

Christina Ippolito, Allison Clouthier, Patrick Wu, Alexandria Tsimiklis

May 8, 2017 Student Seminar Day (1:30 - 3:00pm)

Rhianne Lopez, Myles Ashall, Alannah Lax-Vanek, Amanda Brissenden, William Chaplin

Supplemental Seminars:

These HMRC seminars are optional, but strongly encouraged, for CBME students. 

Nov 23, 2016, 1:30 - 2:30 Dr. Michelle Zec, MD PhD FRCSC, Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery
Queen’s University, Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals
Jan 18, 2017; 1:30 - 2:30

Dr. Dan Borschneck, MD FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen’s University, Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals

A Day in the Life of a Surgeon

Seminars of Interest from other Departments.

Date and TimeLocationSpeakerTitle

Nov 24, 2016; 2:30 - 3:30pm

Dupuis Hall, 215

Dr. Shirley Wu, Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto Research Innovations in Drug Delivery Technologies for Unmet Medical Needs

Mar 30, 2017; 2:30 - 3:30pm

Dupuis Hall, 215

Dr. Ankur Singh, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University


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